Puzzles are always fun for kids. Rubbabu 3D Animal Shape Sorter has good size pieces that are both soft and have different colors. Personally through I can not stand the feels of the pieces. It is crush velvet which I absolutely hate touching. However, both our kiddos don’t mind it at all. I like to have them pretend that the board is like a zoo with the tree being the middle of the zoo. While our youngest can focus on putting the pieces where they go and learning the animals; our oldest can focus on learning directions. For example: what animal is west of the tree. It’s very sweet to see them take turns and for big sis to help lil sis. I feel this puzzle has just the right number of pieces. I do wish that the animals had faces but the silhouettes ok. To my surprise even though our youngest is 8 months she was able to place some of the pieces herself. I’d recommend this as a great first puzzle for the kiddos. Another prefect pick by Timberdoodle .